How to care for a kiwi tree

Kiwis

Would you like some kiwis? They are delicious, and now in summer help us hydrate due to its high water content. And they are even tastier when picked directly from the plant.

In order to taste them, it is necessary to know how to care for a kiwi tree. Read on to find out the needs of this wonderful garden plant.

Kiwi plantation

kiwi plantation

The scientific name of kiwi is actinidia chinensisa species that can be confused with a tree, as you can see in the image, but which is actually a climbing shrub. It is native to China, but is currently cultivated in much of the world. It has simple, deciduous leaves, green on the underside and a darker tone on the upper side. To get fruits, we need a marching specimen and another femaleor we can acquire self-pollinating kiwifruitwhich although they have a higher price, we will only need one to savor the fruits.

Another option is the sow your seeds in springbut because we will have to wait around 7 years to be able to take advantage of its first harvest, it is not recommended, unless we want to experiment and / or waiting is not a problem .

Kiwi flower

kiwi flower

Kiwi needs being in an area exposed to direct sunlight so that its fruits ripen properly. It will also be essential that we water it very often, especially if we are in summer or we live in a dry climate, but avoiding that the earth, which must be porous, remains flooded.

When planting it in the garden, or in a pot, we have to place a tutor by which I can climb. In this way, it will have an optimal development, which will guarantee an excellent harvest.

In winter you can carry out training pruning, which will consist of going trimming those branches that grow too large upwards. To make harvesting fruits more comfortable for us, it is recommended to have a kiwi plant no more than 2m high. In this season it is also important protect it from intense frostsintroducing it indoors if the temperatures drop below 2 degrees Celsius below zero, or otherwise with a thermal blanket or greenhouse plastic.

Do you dare to have your own kiwis?

How to care for a kiwi tree

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